On 05/02/15 14:21, Casey Jao wrote:

Ignoring the fact that Flash player is not updated by the system package
manager, Flash player is an example of a non-leaf package whose updates
could affect other applications.

But in this case, it would seem much less disruptive to prompt the user
to restart their browser. Unlike rebooting the whole system, that can be
done quickly and with no loss of state.

The problem is that you also have to delete pluginreg.dat from the firefox profile directory, or firefox will continue to think you have the old flash installed even after you restart it.

It's basically because the plugin is being updated by yum behind firefox's back - if it went through the normal plugin update scheme inside firefox then pluginreg.dat would be updated.


Tom Hughes (t...@compton.nu)
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